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  • Books
    Books

    The Symbol for Eternity: A Discussion of Borges’ “The Aleph”

    - by Buanzo

    As a writer, Jose Luis Borges had the uncanny ability to succinctly illustrate the conflicting essence of human life with the universe at large.  Much of his works contain themes and situations that are inherently paradoxical in nature, usually stemming from the fact that we as a species, with our finite lives and limited senses are fundamentally ill provisioned at exploring the (near) infinite depths of our universe.

  • TV and Film
    TV and Film

    Let’s Talk About: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    - by Buanzo

    We couldn’t decide who should get to review Netflix’s latest fantasy tour de force — so Tom gave his thoughts and then Allen and Beth Faulds, our guest contributor, responded. Tom is new to the franchise, Beth saw the original film in the cinema the first time around, and Allen has bumped up against the franchise once or twice in a professional context. 

  • Podcast
    Podcast

    Parallel Worlds Podcast Issue 4

    - by Buanzo

    In this issue, we chat to video game legend Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point; investigate what happened to Half-Life 3; solve some murder mysteries; review Zombie Kidz, In Fabric, Fogbound, Ad Astra, The Majestic 311, Enemy Immortal, and It Chapter Two, look back at Fantasycon 2019, revisit Star Wars Rebels, and take a look at the ongoing development of Anthem. There’s our usual smattering of original fiction, too. 00:00:18 – Editorial 00:01:58 – Interview: Julian Gollop 00:09:23 – Board game review: Zombie Kidz Evolution 00:14:47 – Generic adventure module: we found a body 00:24:01 – Miniature of the month: Grak,…

  • Books
    Books

    Review: Beyond Kidding

    - by Buanzo

    Beyond Kidding is heavily grounded in the (ab)normal life of the protagonist, Rob, a nearly-thirty underachiever working in a sex shop owned by his childhood best friend ‘Bummer’. After a series of setbacks Rob decides that he needs a better job to springboard his life into adult status. Part-way through bungling the interview he bonds with the boss of the company by mentioning that he’s a single parent raising his seven-year-old son, Brodie. Later, to avoid an awkward situation, Rob claims that Brodie has…

  • Video Games
    Video Games

    A New Dawn for Destiny

    - by Buanzo

    With the Undying mind slain and the Vex retreating into their gates, we can look to a new horizon; more story, more enemies to slay, and more mouth-watering loot to grind for. Earlier this week, Destiny 2 developer Bungie treated us with the trailer that hyped us for the new season coming to Destiny 2 and we saw the return of the legendary character Saint XIV. Time has unravelled on Mercury and now the Cabal are looking to rewrite our victory in the Red War (the opening campaign of Destiny 2).

  • TV and Film
    TV and Film

    5 Reasons why you should be watching Lost In Space

    - by Buanzo

    Netflix’s Lost in Space (LiS), the re-imagining of the 60s TV series, follows the Robinson family on a disastrous colonisation mission to a new planet to escape a dying Earth. The first seasons garnered favourable reviews, and the hotly anticipated second season starts December 24th on Netflix. If you haven’t already binged on Season One, here’s five great reasons why you should add it to your watch list.

    Danger, Will Robinson: Minor Spoiler Alert for elements of season one (nothing too big though).